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Clean Manufacturing Technology and Safe Materials Institute (CMTI) and the Coating Applications Research Laboratory (CARL) Center for the Environment Discovery Park Purdue University. Lynn A. Corson, Ph. D., Director James R. Noonan, Assistant Director. Phone: 765-463-4749
Technology and Safe
Center for the Environment
Lynn A. Corson, Ph. D., Director
James R. Noonan, Assistant Director
CMTI Technical Assistance Benefits to the Companies and the State of Indiana
$1.27 is estimated to be generated as state tax revenue for every one dollar appropriated to the Institute. This does not consider any multiplier effect from increased employment/employee income tax and/or sales tax from the income/purchases of any additional employees the savings may have produced.
Pursuant to 1990 State Statute
CARL Lab: Emission Factor Testing and Development
To provide Technical assistance, research, and education services to Indiana manufacturers to reduce their use of toxic raw materials and the generation of environmental wastes.
CARL lab powder coating on wood
CARL lab environmental chamber
Fibrils, magnified 200,000 times; a carbon nanotube, mixed into plastic resins make the material electrically conductive. The plastics
then can be painted using an electrostatic process that reduces waste. CMTI initiated the interaction of Hyperion with UTA/GE Plastics and assisted in testing that culminated in a “Governor’s Award” winning project. Saved $2 million & 40% pollution reduction.
Enhancing Economic Development
Indiana Water Craft Mfg.
Wood Furniture Industry Initiative:
EPA issued wood furniture NESHAP affecting Indiana’s furniture manufacturers: CMTI organized 34 Indiana furniture companies into CMTI/Wood Furniture Consortium to address the industry’s compliance with the EPA rule and reduce its economic impact.
CMTI developed complete compliance program for the industry as well as a furniture coating spray operators training program. CMTI trained over 1,300 spray operators.
Powder Paint on Wood Desks
Fiber Reinforced Plastics/RV Industry Initiative:
The industry generates $6 billion in sales per year, an estimated 37,000 jobs and 4 million pounds of air pollutants for Indiana. CMTI organized an industry consortium in 1997 (on going) to address its pollution issues and to enhance its economic viability.
CARL lab EPA Emission Factor Development for FRP industry
CARL is the CFA Certified FRP Emissions Testing Laboratory
Emissions testing and application method research lead to a CMTI FRP spray training program
Light-Resin Transfer Molding Project (L-RTM)
Continuing technical assistance to the $6 billon industry
CARL lab will research and optimize an innovative alternative to the classic open mold method of FRP production – L-RTM.
The project will investigate vacuum infusion of resin material into light mold tooling as an alternate method to open mold fabrication.
Master Mold for RV Rear Cap
Indiana Built Class A RV
Example: Open Mold FRP Spray Process
Example: L-RTM schematic